Dismayed Or Enchanted: Elt Students' Perceptions Towards Microteaching
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With the improvements and demands in the realm of language teaching and learning there have been numerous studies conducted on the importance and the role of microteaching in ELT for the last decades. The present study was developed in order to investigate the attitudes of the Turkish students at ELT Department in the spring semester of the academic year 2014-2015. The participants in this study were 72 students who studied in the English Language Teaching (ELT) program at Hacettepe University, Turkey. The study has a mixed method, both quantitative and qualitative which will analyze the effects of independent variables such as gender, GPA and grade on students' attitudes towards microteaching. The instrument that was used in this study was developed by Dweikat (2009) with 55-items, which uses five Likert-type responses. The questionnaire was first piloted by the researcher with 30 students then administered to the all participants. For the qualitative part of the data collection, 4 students of who participated the research were interviewed on their attitudes towards microteaching. The findings of the research showed that all the students had a positive perception of microteaching and various variables like gender, GPA and grade of the students did not have a significant effect on their attitudes towards microteaching. (C) 2015 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.